ASCENSION OF OUR LORD ~ MAY 29, 2022
STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO
ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT
ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX
PASTOR: FR. JONATHAN NNAJIOFOR, 366-2927
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Donna Jackson, Janet Delorey, Cynthia Creamer,
Calvin Harnish, Agnes Casey, Corrine Munroe,
Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker, Paul Horne,
Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Jonathan
The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Saturday, June 4 -St. Vincent de Paul, Queensport - 4:30 p.m. - ♥For the Faithful
Saturday, June 4 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - ♥For the Faithful
Sunday, June 5 - St. Agnes, Little Dover – 9:30 a.m. - †Fred and †Leona George
Sunday, June 5 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Emily Dort
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Thursday, June 2 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel, Canso - ♥For the Faithful
COMMUNION CALLS - If you know of anyone who is unable to get out to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office to have their name added to the list.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - The Ascension of Christ
The ascension of the Lord might be seen, on the one hand, as a feast that celebrates the completion of the Lord’s work on earth. On the other hand, it might be seen as a feast that celebrates the beginning of the work of the Church. The Lord has done what he was meant to do; he had the courage of his convictions and even went to his death for them. He is now raised and has gone to his rightful place. What matters now is that the Church continues the work that he inaugurated. We are called to preach that same forgiveness, love and repentance that Jesus brought from God. Since God, in Jesus, saves, sends and blesses, the Church must, in continuation of God’s action do the same. In what ways do you manifest these missions in your life as a Christian? To preach and to love are tasks that must be accompanied by words and deeds (actions).
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - Tuesday, June 7 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We desperately need new members, we only have 2 members on this committee.
Cemetery clean-up - a very special thank you to those who helped in any way. Much appreciated.
Ministries Schedule, June 5
Lector - Donna Lewis
Usher - Bill MacMillan
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners - May 29 - June 4 - Theresa/Eileen
Butterfly Memory Tree - Easter - Pentecost Sunday, June 5. If you wish to remember a loved one in this manner please fill out a Memorial Card and place it in the Collection Basket. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested per Butterfly. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice.
Regatta Prize Bingo - The parish is requesting prizes for this Bingo which will be held Sunday, August 14 at the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Thank you for your anticipated support.
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Straw Draw - we are requesting donations for a Straw Draw, donations may be dropped off at the hall or given to Charlene or Colleen.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo - Regular weekly bingo every Saturday at 7:30 pm
Activities are planned for Saturday July 2, 2022.
More details to follow. Prizes are needed for straw booth. Thanks for your support
SYNOD UPDATE: Pray Connect Share
Friday, June 3 - Deadline in our diocese for individual and group submissions to the Synod by e-mail TO: ListeningChurch@dioceseofantigonish.ca OR firstname.lastname@example.org OR Mail: Listening Church, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, PO Box 100, Stn A Sydney NS. B1P 6G9. OR Phone: Jennifer Hatt, 902-759-2181
Sunday, June 5, 3:00 pm. St. Ninian Cathedral - Closing celebration for the diocesan listening phase of the Synod of Bishops. Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, followed by a light reception.
Star of the Sea (24) 305.00
Cemetery (1) 50.00
St. Agnes (14) 205.00
Cemetery (1) 50.00
St. Vincent de Paul (6) 110.00
St. Joseph (14) 126.00
PLEASE NOTE: With the approach of mowing season we are asking parishioners & general public to remove any items (that will interfere with mowing) from graves in the parish cemeteries. Items can be replaced in the fall. Parishioners/Family members are encouraged to visit our cemeteries to pay respect and also to maintain headstones and ornaments. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation. At this time we also wish to remind parishioners/family members of the maintenance fee of $50.00 (minimum amount) per year. This fee is payable to the parish cemetery where your loved one is buried. It can be placed in the Cemetery Envelope from your box of collection envelopes or placed in an envelope marked “Cemetery” at any time during the year and can be paid in installments. This contribution is used for the upkeep of the parish cemeteries. Thanking you in advance for your support. Please note: Cemeteries are the property of The Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish
NOTES: The Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine, Mabou is open. The gift shop is open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hours for the gift shop as of June 1 to 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Shrine remains open daily for visitation. Thank-you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again. Inquiries: 902-945-2221.